Firm Profile > Advokatfirman Vinge > Malmo, Sweden

Advokatfirman Vinge
BOX 4255
203 13 MALMÖ

Banking and finance Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge advises noteworthy clients in the private equity, real estate and industrial sectors on big-ticket borrowing transactions including acquisition and asset financings, structured finance work and project finance arrangements. The firm benefits from its Gothenburg and Malmö offices (which field Fredrik Sonander and Henrik Ossborn respectively) to handle some of the market's high-value shipping and aviation transactions. Mikael Ståhl is a go-to name for lenders including global banks, public lenders and investment funds and, with Louise Brorsson Salomon and Albert Wållgren, handles syndicated loans, restructurings and leveraged buyouts.


The team has broad experience and a good knowledge of the market, which means they can handle complex transactions in different areas of expertise.

I highly rate Charlotte Levin and Albert Wållgren.

Key clients

European Investment Bank




Standard Chartered Bank

Royal Bank of Canada

Credit Agricole


Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

JP Morgan

Deutsche Bank










Capital markets Tier 1

On the equity side of Advokatfirman Vinge’s capital markets practice, Jesper Schönbeck, Erik Sjöman (who co-head the practice) and Charlotte Levin handle IPOs, public takeovers, direct share issuances and equity-based incentive programmes. The group also has a dedicated debt capital markets team fielding practice co-head Mikael Ståhl and Louise Brorsson Salomon, which handles high-yield bond issuances, EMTN programmes, securitisations and convertible instrument work. The group's broad client base includes multinational investment firms, financial institutions, life sciences companies, retailers and industrial names.

Key clients

Nordea Bank




Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley


Deutsche Bank

Crédit Agricole

Barclays Bank




Swedish State

JP Morgan


Danske Bank

Kommuninvest i Sverige AB

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge fields multiple teams dedicated to the breadth of corporate, commercial and M&A matters. Private equity leader Christina Kokko assists large-cap clients in the domestic market with significant multi jurisdictional acquisitions. M&A practice head Jonas Bergström is routinely instructed by blue-chip corporates and investors, with recent mandates including large-scale portfolio acquisitions and divestments. Erik Sjöman, Johan Winnerblad and Jonas Johansson are key names for market-leading M&A deals for energy, telecoms and life sciences sector clients and pension funds. Public takeovers are primarily handled by Jesper Schönbeck; the department also provides the full scope of corporate governance and commercial contract advice.


Provides speedy responses and availability at all times, with in-depth knowledge and long-term thinking.

Availability, short response times, professionalism, understanding of the business, legal skills and high quality is what stands out for Vinge. I am extremely satisfied with the attention and expertise that I received from the firm.

Vinge’s M&A team delivers a product unmatched by any Swedish law firm. They will take full responsibility for the entire process, allowing the client to sleep well knowing that no ball will be dropped.

The premier M&A team in Sweden with the strongest track record. Exceptional service and knowledge across the spectrum of services provided.

Johan Larsson is two steps ahead in terms of assessing the issues and impact they will have, not just in the present but the future as well.

Jesper Schönbeck always prioritises my matters and he always has short response times. He provides good advice and accurate legal services. I am very satisfied with his performance.

Christina Kokko is my go-to individual for Swedish M&A. She combines unrivalled business acumen with in-depth knowledge of legal and drafting details.

Jonas Bergström is very knowledgeable within M&A and has a strong track record of participating in leading deals. He is very hardworking and gives exceptional service.

Key clients




IK Investment Partners

Fidelio Capital


Tele 2 AB

Lifco AB

Lagercrantz AB

Investment AB Latour

Verisure Securitas Direct Group


Orkla Group

Lantmännen Group

Employment Tier 1

The full-service employment department at Advokatfirman Vinge fields a substantial team of experts; Fredrik Dahl and Ingela Malmborg (who lead in Stockholm and Malmö respectively) handle cross-border restructurings and reorganisations in the transport, financial services, private equity and aviation sectors, and also defend employers in wrongful dismissal suits. The group also has key contentious expertise; Charlotte Forssander, who heads up the operations in Gothenburg, handles litigation concerning trade secret infringements and compensations claims, while Åsa Gotthardsson is a leading name for handling post-#MeToo misconduct allegations.


The team is highly professional and provides exceptional legal advice. It is business focused, client oriented, flexible and has a high knowledge of the subject matter.

I received excellent support and advice.  The service was very personable and I felt able to approach with queries at any time and on any matter.  Felt much more approachable than other firms that have worked with.

Efficient and still very humble and personal with a great heart.

Extremely responsive, knowledge and helpful. Working with many law firms globally, this is my favourite.

Yohanna Öhrnegård is a very intelligent, business savvy, effective lawyer. She understands what is important to the business and always delivers top-quality advice. In addition, a true pleasure to work with.

Åsa Gotthardsson provides excellent legal advice. Business focussed and client oriented.

I have mainly worked with Charlotte Forssander, who is professional and always available. She gives accurate advice and has great knowledge which has helped me in tasks in which I have no knowledge. She has a good sense of humour and a pragmatism which has made the work a lot more fun.

Magnus Pauli and Jonas Lindblad are down to earth and solutions oriented.

Key clients

Tele2 AB

Nordic Group Entertainment Group AB

Klarna Bank AB

Swarco Sverige AB / Swarco AG

Nordea Bank AB


AB Svensk Bilprovning

Saint-Gobain Sweden AB

Volvo Car Corporation

Egon Zehnder AB

Stendörren Fastigheter AB

Syncron International AB


Société Générale SA Bankfilial Sverige

Travelport Sweden AB

Energy Tier 1

Key investors in the Swedish renewable energy and wind power sectors instruct Advokatfirman Vinge on high-value project acquisitions, divestments and financing transactions. Christoffer Thalin, Peter Sundgren and Johan Göthberg handle the full range of issues including permit applications, power purchase agreements, licensing mandates and property acquisitions. The team’s strong regulatory expertise benefits clients in the utility distribution sector, with notable work including tariff regulation challenges, and subsidy and pricing mandates. The team also assists clients in the oil and gas sectors.


A well-known energy team with particular focus on renewables. Responsive and solutions oriented.

Christoffer Thalin is an outstanding individual in terms of energy project expertise. Good negotiation skills, well educated, charismatic and solutions oriented.

Key clients

Kraftö AB

Bergvik Skog AB

Fortum Värme

EQT Infrastructure

BlackRock Renewable Finance (Dublin) Limited

AMF Pensionsförsäkringar AB


Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Allianz Capital Partners

VKS Vindkraft Sverige AB (part of the German WKN Group)

IKEA Group

KGAL Group

ScanVind / Scanergy

Adven Oy

First State Investments

Environment Tier 1

Across its three offices, Advokatfirman Vinge provides expertise in environmental law for all major sectors including the energy, construction, food production, waste management and heavy manufacturing industries. Key Stockholm contacts Thomas Sjöberg and Johan Cederblad handle the environmental elements of the firm's leading M&A mandates, permit applications pertaining to wind farms and wastewater activities, and appeals before the Land and Environmental Court. Gothenburg-based Robert Deli has particular expertise in real estate-related issues. The Malmö office is led by Ingela Malmborg.


Provides high quality and good availability.

Competent, efficient and pragmatic.

The firm is located in many places in Sweden thus can combine different partners from different locations to build the right team for a project.

Johan Cederblad shows great skill in environmental law in Sweden. He has the key ability to provide excellent advice in order to reach practical results necessary to maintain and continue a project.

Johan Cederblad is professional, flexible and provides excellent services with a pragmatic but still ethical vision.

Johan Cederblad has very impressive knowledge and experience within his field.

Johan Cederblad is very pleasant to work with, easy to talk to and makes a very good impression. He explains in layman’s terms and makes sure you understand which is very appreciated. He takes the initiative in what to do next, generating new ideas which guides us in a very good way.

Key clients

KF Fastigheter AB

Wallenstam AB


Skånemejerier Group (Member of Groupe Lactalis)


Kungälv Närenergi AB


Latour-Gruppen AB


Norra Åsbo Renhållnings AB

EU and competition Tier 1

The team at Advokatfirman Vinge fields highly praised professionals, who are at the forefront of EU and competition law in Sweden. Practice head Johan Karlsson and Marcus Glader handle large-scale, cross-border merger control applications for organisations holding dominant market positions. The team also handles notable state aid matters and also acts in the full range of contentious issues; the group has been notably active in the public transport, digital technology, automotive and energy sectors. The practice also benefits from a fully established office in Brussels led by Martin Johansson, which makes it well placed to represent clients before the EU courts and European Commission.


A highly skilled team. You always feel that you receive top-notch advice which is pragmatic and solutions driven.

They have a thorough knowledge about our business and also an overall understanding of our organisation and decision-making process. In many cases this is key for delivering truly useful advice for me as in-house counsel and for the business.

Outstanding competence in competition, especially the ability to combine economic and legal aspects.

Very strong knowledge of their field, well-connected internationally with other law firms and with the EU Commission, very responsive and always available. Also commercial in their approach and always finds a solution.

We have been very impressed by the performance of Magnus Glader and Sebastian Örndahl. They have in-depth knowledge of competition law matters and the quality of their work has been outstanding. Their availability is great and it has been a real pleasure to work with them.

Johan Karlsson provides us with world-class advice tailored to our industry. He is always available and able to describe complex competition law issues in a simple way for clients. He is highly appreciated and respected throughout the company.

Trine Osen Bergqvist has in-depth knowledge of our industry and provides excellent and pragmatic advice on complex issues. You never doubt that she has specialist and deep knowledge of competition law.

They are very qualified in their field, have high integrity and adapt their advice so that is easy to understand to the various recipients without overdoing it and spending too much time and money.

Johan Karlsson is a first-class competition lawyer. Paired with Jakob Jeanrond, competition economist, they form an outstanding team when it comes to analysing and describing the economic drivers of a competitive market.

Marcus Glader stands out for his availability and his commercial mindset. He can weigh risks and give clear recommendations to clients on what to do.

Key clients





Office Depot

HMD Global Oy / Opera

Fortum/Stockholm Exergi

Fidelio Capital



ForSea (HH Ferries)

Svensk Travsport


Insolvency Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s highly regarded insolvency team handles significant bankruptcies and insolvency matters; Morgan Hallén and Anna Palmérus are frequently instructed as court-appointed receivers on some of the largest bankruptcies and compulsory liquidations in the automotive, shipping, financial services, real estate and healthcare sectors. Robert Wikholm and Fabian Ekeblad are go-to names for solvent liquidation work and other financial restructuring mandates and often advise leading banks, creditors and distressed companies.


We always receive creative and commercially adequate advice.

Highly professional in all respects.

Morgan Hallén is a competent leader of a team of highly skilled and intelligent lawyers who have wide and deep knowledge.

Thomas Sjöberg advises his clients – often banks – in an excellent way. He is very skilled and also business minded and pragmatic. In addition he is a very nice and likeable person.

Formal in a respectful way, efficient and smart.

Key clients

B.V. Holding Maatschappij Damen

SEB Denmark

Svets & Mekano i Vislanda AB

Advanza Vård och Omsorg AB

Intertrust (Sweden) AB

Kromann Reumert (Top Toy A/S) Y

Aspis Livförsäkrings AB

Derome Byggvaror & Träteknik AB

CRC Tjurhöjden 6 MW AB

Codan Forsikring A/S

Insurance Tier 1

The client list for Advokatfirman Vinge’s insurance practice comprises high-profile domestic and international life and non-life insurers and intermediaries, which the team assists with the full spectrum of regulatory issues and insurance-related M&A. Recent matters include practice head Fabian Ekeblad, Viveka Classon and Per Johan Eckerberg advising on product implementation work, policy drafting issues, the implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive, corporate restructurings and cross-border M&A transactions. Mattias Rosengren and Fredrik Lundblom are stand-out names on the contentious side and regularly act in coverage litigation and arbitration proceedings.


A very strong insurance team with real experience.

Fabian Ekeblad always gives swift, clear and professional advice when you need it.

Per Johan Eckerberg has an unsurpassed experience of the insurance sector.

With many years of experience as GC of a major insurance company,  Viveka Classon brings commercial knowledge to the firm.

Intellectual property and media Tier 1

The full-service IP practice at Advokatfirman Vinge is jointly led by Håkan Borgenhäll and Eva Blum, and recently acted in a range of patent infringement litigation and trade mark disputes for clients in the pharmaceuticals, heavy industry, consumer goods and food and beverage sectors. Richard Wessman and Olof Jisland handle global IP portfolios comprising trade mark and copyright assets for a varied client roster. The team also lends its expertise to the firm’s top-tier corporate department to advise on the IP elements of M&A transactions.


The team is very skilled and puts a lot of focus into understanding important details. The team is also very strong in building the relationship. Further, the team has a quick turn around time in all matters and keeps to committed time lines.

A big team with great availability.

The IP team at Vinge has a very competent and service-oriented mindset brings confidence to the client.

The individuals are all very experienced in their respective fields of expertise. All communication is very friendly, and relationship building is a natural part of the collaboration.

Håkan Borgenhäll is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced litigator.

Richard Wessmann is extremely knowledgable with good availability. A great litigator.

Håkan Borgenhäll is an outstanding IP professional both in the Swedish context, but also in an international perspective.

Key clients

Swedish Match North Europe AB

Orkla Foods Sverige AB

Eli Lilly and Company

Alfa Laval AB

Swedish Olympic Committee

Tele2 AB Comhem

Bisca AB and Bisca A/S

Apple Inc.

Tele2 AB

Pernod Ricard

IT and telecoms Tier 1

The dedicated IT and telecoms team at Advokatfirman Vinge is a leading name on the customer side of large-scale procurements for IT services, telecoms operations and datacoms operations. Recent highlights saw practice co-head Eva Fredrikson and Nicklas Thorgerzon handle a procurement of electricity metering systems and cloud-based systems. Co-head Carl Johan af Petersens leads on large-scale broadband, cable and mobile telecoms projects and also advises on TMT-focused M&A deals; he has notable expertise in drafting satellite-leasing arrangements and uplink contracts. Alongside the roster of blue-chip clients, the group also regularly provides the full scope of commercial and regulatory advice to names in the Swedish start-up sector. Henrik Borna leads the Malmö group.


Great team dynamic between the associates and the partners. They were responsive to what we needed and gave us exactly the support we wanted.

Easy to work with, very good availability and reliable when it comes to quality.

I work with Nicklas Thorgerzon who is an amazing lawyer. He is available, easy to cooperate with, to the point, quick, smart and has a lot of knowledge in this area.

Eva Fredrikson and her team are brilliant- helpful, knowledgeable and cheerful even under trying conditions.

Eva Fredrikson is a very skilled lawyer who never leaves anything to chance.

Key clients


Com Hem

Daimler AG



SES Astra

Ambea AB

Aller Media

ForSea AB (former HH Ferries)

Real estate Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge’s real estate practice is headed up by the highly praised Assur Badur and fields an extensive team of professionals, which advises on the full spectrum of transactions, commercial leasing negotiations and real estate financing issues. Badur and Niclas Winnberg handle high-value retail and commercial property acquisitions including head office sales for major corporate clients, divestments of residential portfolios for domestic property owners, and investment transactions for international real estate funds. Buoyed by teams in Malmö and Gothenburg, led by Anders Forkman and Robert Deli respectively, the group is well placed to act for significant commercial tenants with a nationwide presence.


I truly appreciate and admire Assur Badur’s deep knowledge of the whole spectrum of real estate affairs and his understanding of our business and structure. He quickly grasps complex structures and questions, is pragmatic and always suggests solutions.

Assur Badur is very committed, hands on, calm, and sound in his judgement regarding what is a risk and what is not from a commercial perspective.

Time and again, Assur Badur shows how in-depth knowledge of the law and long experience of the real estate industry makes it natural for our company to turn to him for legal advice. Assur also demonstrates great proficiency in negotiations and always conveys a calm, collective and humble impression which makes him the perfect lawyer to hire for real estate companies with a high transaction rate.

Key clients

Eurocommercial Properties

Ikano Fastigheter AB

Wallenstam AB

Platzer Fastigheter AB

Akelius Fastigheter


Adapta Fastigheter

ByggVesta AB

Regio (Brunswick)

Allianz Real Estate

Shipping Tier 1

The highly praised Gothenburg-based shipping team at Advokatfirman Vinge has a notably active contentious offering, with practice head Michele Fara and noteworthy senior associates Ninos Aho and Robin Eliasson handling high-value hull insurance claims, collisions, wrongful arrests and other contentious maritime incidents. The group also assists with vessel purchases, and ship sales and registrations, and handles port law mandates. Yohanna Öhrnegård regularly advises banks and insurance companies on shipping-related financing issues.


Highly skilled and very competent.

The availability and provision of services is very good and of high quality. Vinge is always available for the client when we require services.

I have trusted them with very qualified issues over the past years and they never disappoint.

The team is highly qualified in the field and is able to combine high-level legal advice with a pragmatic approach, which makes the services useful without much extra work for me as in-house counsel.

Michele Fara and his team have a good knowledge of how to deal with transport law cases and how to find good solutions. They are easy to work with.

We work with Ninos Aho and Robin Eliasson on a number of cases. The assistance in various cases has been of high quality and they have been able to assist us very well.

Michele Fara has an exceptionally broad knowledge and with his brilliant mind he is very fast in analysing and providing excellent advice.

Very flexible and good at adapting their services to our needs, but at the same time careful about having a clear agreement about the scope of the assignment.

Tax Tier 1

Advokatfirman Vinge has particular expertise in tax structuring work, with practice head Mattias Schömer advising market-leading private equity houses on the formation of debt and equity funds. The firm also fields dedicated partners in tax litigation and M&A support, with Maria Schultzberg, Thomas Andersson and Ulrika Bengstsson receiving domestic and cross-border mandates. Recent contentious issues included acting in disputes relating to tax rates and handling transfer pricing claims for corporate clients in the financial services sector. Ulf Nilsson is the team’s VAT expert.

Key clients

Oriflame Holding A.G.

Internationella Engelska Skolan Holdings II AB

R12 Kapital i Stockholm

Calliditas Therapeutics AB

Fidelity Investments

Nuevolution AB

Tele2 AB


Valedo AB


Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

At Advokatfirman Vinge, Henrik Borna is co-head of the TMT practice and advises on GDPR implementation and compliance issues and the processing of personal data. Fellow co-head Eva Fredrikson is a key name for commercial agreements, and Nicklas Thorgerzon, who co-manages the data privacy and data protection practice with Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp, handles data privacy projects for domestic and international clients. The team has recently advised clients from the telecoms, publishing, media, financial, security, retail and technology sectors.

Key clients




Ambea AB

Aller Media

ForSea AB (former HH Ferries)


Dispute resolution Tier 2

The extensive team of specialist litigators and arbitrators at Advokatfirman Vinge handles major international disputes for leading global corporates, foreign governments, financial institutions and utilities providers. Stockholm practice head James Hope and Cecilia Möller Norsted are key names for investment treaty arbitration, while Mattias Rosengren and Jonas Eklund have experience in unique, high-profile disputes before the European Court of Human Rights for clients in the mining sector. Other stand-out names include Skåne group head Krister Azelius, who leads on commercial arbitration work, and Silvia Dahlberg, who handles complex disputes for major international banks, pharmaceuticals companies and technology companies.


The Vinge team is one of the strongest litigation units on the Swedish market and their technical ability is excellent.

James Hope is a pleasure to work with.

Top-level legal knowledge and performance when it comes to dispute resolution. A firm you want to engage for complicated international disputes.

Krister Azelius is one of the best litigation lawyers in Sweden with an exceptional ability to combine legal skills and commercial aspects of different disputes. He is extremely efficient and quickly understands different commercial and legal problems and often outperforms the opposite counsels in court/arbitration hearings.

I have worked with Silvia Dahlberg for years thus experienced her extreme flexibility first hand in various complex arbitrations, both in Sweden and internationally. Silvia will always be present to provide complete focus no matter the size of dispute.

Highly engaged in getting a deep understanding of the full case and great with building relationships.

Silvia Dalhberg is sophisticated and full of knowledge.’

Vinge has a truly international appreciation of arbitration issues and practice. They are very responsive and have excellent judgement, combined with a terrific grasp of local procedural issues.

James Hope leads from the front and is an absolute pleasure to work with- a skilled and thoughtful advocate. He seems to run a happy team with high quality associates including Niklas Berntorp, who I hold in high regard.’

Key clients

Investment Öresund

Swedish Match


SPP Pension & Försäkring

Delphi Automotive

Bergvik Skog

Skånemejerier ek för

Nordic Sport Vision Group

Coraline Limited


Kingdom of Spain

Office Depot

Italian Republic

Scandinavian Service Partner

Public procurement Tier 2

The public procurement experts at Advokatfirman Vinge are frequently instructed on review and damages litigation for high-profile suppliers of energy, IT systems, healthcare services, transport and telecoms infrastructure, with Jerker Alm  and Ann Hofling Johansson (based in Malmö and Gothenburg respectively) key names in the team. Daniel Wendelsson leads the practice from Stockholm and advises suppliers and contracting authorities on the entire procurement process and M&A-related due diligence. The firm also has a presence in Brussels under Martin Johansson, who provides strategic advice on procurement mandates, which are subject to EU law.


I have worked with Anna Hofling Johansson, who has provided a very professional yet personal service. I fully trust her advice.

Key clients

Depona AB

Mekonomen Fleet AB

MECA Sweden AB

DAB Dental AB

Lyreco Sverige AB



Construction Tier 4

At Advokatfirman Vinge, contentious construction mandates are handled by Gothenburg-based Robert Deli, who regularly acts for purchasers in remuneration disputes against construction companies arising from refurbishments and redevelopments. The team also advises on contractor and consultant negotiations and permit applications, and the firm’s corporate partners contribute construction transactional expertise. Anders Forkman in Skåne and Assur Badur in Stockholm are other key contacts.

Key clients

Göteborgs Hamn

Platzer Fastigheter


Akelius Group

Boet Bostad Utveckling

LP Entreprenad i Göteborg


The firm: Established as a result of a merger between a number of leading Swedish firms in 1983, Advokatfirman Vinge KB (‘Vinge’) is one of the largest firms in Scandinavia today, with some 300 lawyers in seven Swedish and overseas offices.

Areas of practice: Vinge is a full-service law firm with a substantial international practice and with a strategic focus on M&A and corporate finance. The firm has acted in most of the major mergers and acquisitions in Sweden in recent years and has consistently achieved top positions on Mergermarket’s list of M&A advisers in the Nordic market as well as Tier 1 rankings with the leading ranking institutes.

The firm regularly represents clients in connection with large international financing transactions, including project financing and structured finance arrangements. Vinge’s competition law team is one of the most distinguished and experienced in the Nordic markets. As a full-service firm, Vinge also advises domestic and international clients within a number of specialist areas such as: competition compliance; employment; information technology; insolvency; insurance; intellectual property; litigation and arbitration; marketing; private equity; property; public procurement; tax; telecommunications; and transport.

In addition to four offices in Sweden, the firm has a presence in Brussels.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
China practice group
Commercial agreements
Corporate commercial
Corporate finance and capital markets
Corporate risk and compliance
Dispute resolution
Employment and benefits
EU, competition and regulatory
Financial regulatory issues
General corporate
Intellectual property
Maritime and transport
Private equity
Public procurement
Real estate
Restructuring and insolvency
Telecommunications, technology and outsourcing
Number of lawyers : 320
at this office : 51
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Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Gothenburg
Other offices : Helsingborg
Other offices : Stockholm